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Chamber auction offers new twist

| March 4, 2013

COSHOCTON – The Coshocton County Chamber of Commerce is adding a new twist to its annual auction.

“The auction used to be live and I think people missed that aspect of it so we thought we’d add some excitement with this event,” said Amy Stockdale, executive director of the Coshocton County Chamber of Commerce.

In addition to bidding on items online, the public also is invited to attend A Night at the Manor hosted by The Frederickson Manor on Cambridge Road.

The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, March 16, and will feature live and silent auctions, hors d’oeuvres, wine and music by Jason Pendola. Tickets are $25 a piece and available at the Chamber office, which is located at 401 Main St.

“It also will feature theme baskets that will be auctioned off,” Stockdale said. “I know COTC is sponsoring a wine package and we will have a ladies basket with Vera Bradley and different things.”

Leading up to the auction there will be plenty of opportunities to bid for items online. The Coshocton County Chamber Online Auction will be open from 9 a.m. Saturday, March 9 to noon Saturday, March 16. A link to the auction boards can be found at www.coshoctonchamber.com.

“We’ve always done the online auction for at least a week,” Stockdale said. “It builds excitement and competitiveness.”

Peddicord Rice is providing the online auction for the Chamber and bidders will receive e-mails if they are outbid and if they win an item.

“The community is so generous,” Stockdale said. “You will find all kinds of gift certificates, really cool Ohio State items and back by popular demand a La-Z-Boy. We have a lot of people that also go out and purchase something for the auction. An attorney might not have something to give, but he can purchase something locally and donate it.”

Winners of the auction items can be picked up from noon to 2 p.m. March 16 or the following week at the Chamber.

“The auction typically makes $10-15,000 and that’s marketing money for us to help promote the chamber members’ services,” Stockdale said.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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